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Historic Real Estate: The Historic District Edition

Posted on: January 3rd, 2014 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

 

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Antique gaslights are just some of the many historic elements that make this house so charming.

Glencoe Mill Owner’s House -- Burlington, N.C.

The historic 1897 Queen Anne house sits in Glencoe Mill Village, a neighborhood listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Many details throughout the house have been authentically replicated, helping to earn it a Minetree Pyne Preservation Award from the Burlington Historic Preservation Commission. Price: $455,000... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

Historic Real Estate: The Interior Photo Edition

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Emily Potter

 

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The grand entryway is full of open space and sleek, original design.

Edward Dart Midcentury Modern Masterpiece -- Glencoe, Ill.

Built in 1964 by noted Chicago architect Edward Dart and sits just steps from Lake Michigan, on a little over more than an acre of property. The entryway is grand, the woodwork throughout the house is exquisite, and to top it off, the skylights follow the phases of the moon. Price: $2,900,000... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

[10 on Tuesday] Tips for Being a Good Tour Guide

Posted on: December 11th, 2013 by Emily Potter 6 Comments

 

Ed. Note: Sorry for the delay in this week's toolkit -- we were busy moving offices! The good news is, despite the Tuesday moniker, these tips work for every day of the week. So enjoy!

Last spring, when a hint of warmer weather got us ready to think about being outside, we put together a toolkit with ideas to help you organize a tour in your community. But don’t let the current chilly winter season stop you from giving -- or going on -- tours.

Instead, use these 10 tips, compiled by Johns Hopkins, Executive Director of Baltimore Heritage, to help you be the best tour guide you can be. (Not a tour guide? These tips can also give you insight into being a good tour goer.)... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

Historic Real Estate: The Hotel Edition

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Emily Potter 1 Comment

 

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Warm, cozy, and inviting, the General Lewis Inn has been hosting guests for more than 80 years.

General Lewis Inn -- Lewisburg, W.V.

This historic inn was originally built in the early 1800s as a single-family residence. (Today, this where you’ll find the dining room, kitchen, and suite of several rooms on the first and second floors.) It is surrounded by lush mountainsides and flowing streams, while offering nearby golf courses and shopping in downtown Lewisburg. Price: $2,700,000... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

[Slideshow] UPDATE: Painted DC Church Now Artistic Inside and Out

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 by Emily Potter

 

Renovated Friendship Baptist Church. Credit: Gerry Suchy
The former Friendship Baptist Church is unique for its eclectic use of Victorian and Romanesque architectural styles combined with Gothic Revival and Queen Anne elements.

Back in the spring, we presented a slideshow of how graffiti artist HENSE transformed a vacant historic church in Washington, D.C., into a work of art.

Today, the building is home to Blind Whino: SW Arts Club, a local nonprofit organization that promotes creativity and learning in an inspirational and artistic environment.... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.